Asked in Botany or Plant Biology
Why must the ovules be attached as they are in a flower?
The Ovules must remain attached to the mother plants as the embryo seeds develop and mature. After fertilization the plant devotes a lot of energy into growing the seeds and preparing them for dispersal. If the ovules is detached before maturity the seeds will not germinate. Think of picking an unripe apple, as the apple is the trees developing ovule.